Customize Your Display Setting

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by MichaielR, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. MichaielR

    MichaielR Bit Poster

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    In Windows 10 using the latest Parallels 10 build (I think...I can't figure out where to identify it at, but it has not asked to update in a few weeks) the size of the application text and apps are too small at 100% on my Macbook Pro Mid 2012 running OS 10.10.5.
    When I got to Settings > Display and "grab" the slider to increase the size I can only move it to either the left (100%) or the right (125%). At 125% the size is way to big and the apps distort terribly. Is there a solution for this/
    thanks
     
  2. MichaielR

    MichaielR Bit Poster

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    bump....anybody else have this problem?
     
  3. PaulChris@Parallels

    PaulChris@Parallels Product Expert Parallels Support

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    Hello MichaielR,
    Please try the steps mentioned below one by one.
    1) Mac's system preferences -> Displays. In resolution you need to change it from "Best for Retina" to Scaled (one item left from Best of Retina)
    2) Parallels Virtual Machine Configuration ( http://kb.parallels.com/en/117287 ) -> Hardware -> Video -> More space or Un-tick Retina support.
    3) Set scaling as 100% (default) in Guest OS: - Go to Start menu > Control Panel > Display - Set size of text and icons size as 100% (default) & then Restart Windows virtual machine to save these settings.
     
  4. MichaielR

    MichaielR Bit Poster

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    Thanks for the reply...I do not have a Retina Display, but in System Preferences > Displays > I can choose "Scaled" instead of "Default for display". I do not have an option in Parallels for Video other than video memory.....

    It does not look very good at the lower resolution...
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2015
  5. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    Hi, please take a snapshot (Actions -> Take a snapshot)and then install new Windows Display driver using this link
     
  6. MichaielR

    MichaielR Bit Poster

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    I took the snap shot and downloaded the file...it wants me to register AND purchase...is this legit software?
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2015

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